Gender, language and a lipstick: creating cultural change in a world of paradoxes

Alvanoudi, Angeliki (2018) Gender, language and a lipstick: creating cultural change in a world of paradoxes. Humanities Research, 7 (3). 87.

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This paper addresses the paradoxes and possibilities for academic feminism in the Third Millennium drawing on feminist linguistics. It targets the role of language in the construction of social gender, focusing on data from Greek, and shows that gendering discourse can effect cultural change. It is suggested that academic feminists can be agents of cultural change when they promote feminist language reform in the service of challenging the dominant gender order.

Item ID: 55278
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1834-8491
Keywords: social gender; grammatical gender; language reform; culture; cognition
Copyright Information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 02:08
FoR Codes: 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4704 Linguistics > 470409 Linguistic structures (incl. phonology, morphology and syntax) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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